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Tent

TENT (Heb. ’ōhel, Gr. skēnē). A temporary dwelling generally made of strong cloth of goat’s hair stretched over poles and held in place by cords reaching out to stakes driven into the ground. It is the typical dwelling of nomadic peoples. Tents are of various shapes—round and tapering, flat and oblong. All of a nomadic family’s belongings could normally be carried on one pack animal. A sheik would, of course, have several tents. Tent (usually tabernacle in kjv) often means any habitation (Gen.9.27; Job.8.22; Ps.84.10) and is often used figuratively (Isa.13.20; Isa.54.2; Jer.10.20).